WENY seeking to resolve negotiation with DirecTV
Lilly Broadcasting, parent of WENY, is continuing its efforts to renew its carriage agreement with DirecTV after reaching an impasse, resulting in WENY potentially not being carried by DirecTV.
We have prepared this page to help you continue to watch your local station, WENY, if DIRECTV stops providing them in the service package you subscribed to.
If DIRECTV stops providing your local channels you can still receive our news and programming through these other channels:
• Over-the-air with an antenna
• Other satellite providers
• Cable systems all through our area
• Our news is always available online through our Apple and Android apps and Web site (WENY.com).
Every employee of our TV station lives here with you - we all give time, effort and money towards bettering our town. Each of us feels terrible we have no control over DIRECTV's decision to remove local channels from a service you pay for.
The Lilly Broadcasting negotiating team has been ready and available around-the-clock to engage in substantive negotiations with DirecTV—in hopes of concluding a fair agreement that reflects the current marketplace.
We recognize viewers will be upset, and we share your frustration.
Since 2015, DIRECTV has been involved in nearly 60% of all carriage disputes with broadcasters—by far the largest amount of any pay TV operator. In fact, DIRECTV has refused to carry one or more broadcasters nearly every week since this past Christmas.
In the end, DIRECTV’s tactics will hurt their subscribers and you—our viewers. DIRECTV is making subscribers pay for programming they are not receiving. That just isn’t fair.
While DIRECTV may stop carrying WENY, we have not ‘blacked out’ our station. You may continue to receive WENY for free, over the air, and, where available, from your local cable or satellite operators. Additionally, we believe DIRECTV should offer refunds or credits to DIRECTV subscribers who are not receiving WENY. We recommend that subscribers contact DirecTV customer service to ask about a refund or a credit at 1-877-710-6331.
We hope DirecTV shares our sense of urgency in keeping WENY on for its subscribers. We appreciate the patience and support of viewers such as you, and we will continue to work diligently to reach a fair agreement that reflects the value of our stations in the current market place.
If you would like to learn more about local television and what can be done to help, please visit
You can also determine the type of antenna needed to receive the signals of Lilly Broadcasting television stations at http://www.antennaweb.org/.
Finally, to contact DirecTV regarding the inconvenience caused by its unfair tactics and unreasonable demands, please call DirecTV customer service at 1-877-710-6331.
Drop in Diesel Prices Help Businesses
June 14, 2012
HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- You may have noticed gasoline prices are dropping, but what about diesel? Well they're on the decline too, and for local businesses that rely on that type it fuel, it can make a big difference.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, diesel prices have dropped six and a half cents in the past week to an average of $3.78. And diesel prices are down 17 cents from this time last year.
We spoke with workers at Parmenters Automotive who service, repair and run their own fleet of nearly 30 trucks that mostly run on diesel. They say the drop in diesel prices means it's more likely people will come to their stores for repairs.
"When it was higher, our business stays pretty even as far as that goes," says Brady Allis, the truck shop manager. "But there was definitely more complaining from customers as much as how much diesel fuel cost."
"With fuel going down we're running with a little bit more efficiently, and things are a little bit better," says Roy Trimmer, the logistics manager.
Gasoline prices have also seen a drop this week by about four cents. In New York state an average gallon of gas is going to run you about $3.70 cents, down 10 cents from last week.